RIOT – What to Expect From Riot Blockchain's (RIOT) Q4 Earnings?

Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT Free Report) will report fourth-quarter 2020 results on Feb 25, after the bell. The company posted an earnings surprise of 17.5% in the last-reported quarter.

Q4 Expectations

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues in the to-be-reported quarter is pegged at $3.84 billion, indicating 11.5% sequential decline. Reduction in gain on sale of loans is likely to be the major contributor toward the sequential top-line decline. The consensus estimate for revenues from gain on sale of loans is pegged at $3.54 billion, indicating 17.2% sequential decline. The consensus estimate for earnings is pegged at 83 cents, indicating sequential decrease of 31.4%.

What Our Model Says

Our proven model does not predict an earnings beat for Riot Blockchain this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat, which is not the case here. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Riot Blockchain has an Earnings ESP of 0.00% and a Zacks Rank #2.

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Performance of Some Other Business Services Companies

Rollins’ (ROL Free Report) fourth-quarter 2020 adjusted earnings of 13 cents per share came ahead of the consensus estimate as well as the year-ago figure by 18.2%. Revenues of $536.3 million beat the consensus mark by 1.7% and improved 6% year over year.

IHS Markit’s (INFO Free Report) fourth-quarter fiscal 2020 adjusted earnings per share of 72 cents beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 7.5% and increased 11% on a year-over-year basis. Total revenues came in at $1.11 billion, marginally missing the consensus mark and declining 1% from the year-ago quarter on a reported basis.

Automatic Data Processing’s (ADP Free Report) second-quarter fiscal 2021 adjusted earnings per share of $1.52 beat the consensus mark by 17.8% and were flat year over year. Total revenues of $3.69 billion beat the consensus mark by 3.2% and improved 0.7% year over year.

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